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So, I really like this ink, but there is one thing that is really, really irritating me - the bottle! I actually like the bottle, but did the neck have to be so darned narrow? The gold particles settle so very, very quickly and I've discovered that most of my pens won't fit in the narrow neck. It's starting to really irritate me because I find that every time I fill up a pen it is only getting the top section of the ink by which stage all of the particles have filtered down to the bottom of the bottle.

 

Has anyone else got this problem and how did you solve it? I've thought about transferring it into another bottle, but I fear that by doing so I might loose a load of the gold.

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Well you could try shaking the bottle up first, then transferring some ink via syringe into a sample vial. In that way you'll get the gold too!

 

What I usually do is shake the bottle well, then syringe the ink into my TWSBI Mini.

 

 

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I'll be following this thread with great interest as I have a bottle of SG on order and definitely want to learn how to maximize the gold sheen.

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I have mine in a TWSBI Vac 700, via a Vac 20 inkwell. It goes good shake --> Vac 20 --> good shake --> Vac 700!

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I too noticed the narrow neck and the gold settling very fast. I used a syringe after shaking up the bottle but you have to do that very fast as the gold will settle after a couple of seconds. I didn't get quite the sheen as with other writing samples I've seen but sheening nonetheless. I doubt my 149 will fit in the bottle

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I actually quite like the narrow necks on all the 1670 bottles. it's put me into a good habit of decanting the ink into either vials or a traveling ink pot. I find I get a good deal of flakes this way as an eyedropper suctions the flakes in suspension (or even at the bottom) very well with Stormy Grey or Rouge Hematite. Then, you can refill anywhere you are, or even better, share with a friend :)

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I shake it up alright and I can get the nib part way on on some pens. I guess I will have to find a syringe and decant into a more suitable bottle.

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Shake, fill syringe, fill pen. Same with the Rouge Hematite

 

That's what I do.

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I actually quite like the narrow necks on all the 1670 bottles. it's put me into a good habit of decanting the ink into either vials or a traveling ink pot. I find I get a good deal of flakes this way as an eyedropper suctions the flakes in suspension (or even at the bottom) very well with Stormy Grey or Rouge Hematite. Then, you can refill anywhere you are, or even better, share with a friend :)

 

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This is a related question for anyone who has used the rouge hematite or the stormy grey: have you had any problems with the gold flakes clogging your pen? Do you restrict the pen you use these inks in to one that is not an expensive pen, just in case? I'm curious because I just bought a bottle of the rouge hematite, and I've been wrestling with which pen to fill it with..

 

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This is a related question for anyone who has used the rouge hematite or the stormy grey: have you had any problems with the gold flakes clogging your pen? Do you restrict the pen you use these inks in to one that is not an expensive pen, just in case? I'm curious because I just bought a bottle of the rouge hematite, and I've been wrestling with which pen to fill it with..

 

Thanks! CindyK

It's got the gold in it and on top of that, they are pretty saturated ink colors without anything additional like the gold.

 

My suggestion is to put it in a pen you KNOW you can clean well. Being able to take the feed, nib, and body apart on their own would be best - you can clean them easier and inspect if anything is clogged.

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